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France name squad of 23 for England clash
ESPN Staff
January 23, 2014
France's Pascal Pape and Philippe Saint-Andre with the Six Nations crown, RBS Six Nations Launch, The Hurlingham Club, London, January 22, 2014
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France have released seven players from their Six Nations squad, with 23 names confirmed for the clash against England in Paris next week.

Maxime Mermoz is one of the more notable players to drop from the team, along with Sebastian Vahaamahina, Virgile Bruni, Jean-Marcellin Buttin, Jules Plisson, Geoffrey Palis and Hugo Bonneval. Castres' Remi Tales is the only recognised fly-half option in the squad, with Toulouse's Jean-Marc Doussain set to play at scrum-half though he can also fill in at 10.

With only nine backs named in the squad it leaves France rather light in options off the bench, with the selection clearly favouring an emphasis on having strength in depth for the forwards. France welcome England to the Stade de France on February 1.

Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Papé (Stade Français, captain), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Antoine Burban (Stade Français), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).

Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Brice Dulin (Castres)

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